Sports and advertising have been thrown together pretty much since the beginning. Here’s an infographic depicting a brief history of the relationship between baseball and advertising. Click on the image for a larger view.
2024 – so many ads on the “scoreboards,” playing field, jerseys, caps, all stadium surfaces, and of course the TV screen, that we forget that there is game out on the field.
Sadly, I can see that happening 🙁 I feel like Nascar is already there.
At least they haven’t put ads on the uniforms yet but I keep waiting. BTW I don’t count the uniform maker’s logo as an ad (maybe I should).
I count them as ads, but not necessarily in the same way as I do other ads at the ballpark. Clothing manufacturers put the logos on things even when they are not for professional athletes, so I feel like it’s to be expected.
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